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Type: Professional Year
Location: Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney
Attendance: On Campus Learning
Duration: 44 Weeks
Fees: AUD 11850
Course Intakes: DEC- FEB- JAN- JUL- JUN- MAR- MAY- NOV- OCT- SEP

IT Professional Year(PE)

The ACS (IT) Professional Year is a Department of Home Affairs initiative which is designed for international graduates with an Australian IT degree just like you. Developed by the Australian Computer Society, the ACS Professional Year program provides IT graduates with a guided pathway from university to employment in Australia.
  • Course Overview
  • Course Details
  • Admission Requirements
  • English Requirements
Australian Computer Society (ACS) developed the IT professional year program to help overseas ICT (Information & Communications Technology) graduates acquire practical skills and fundamental training. The provision of regular counseling throughout the program also plays a vital role in helping students acquire extensive and practical knowledge.

The program runs for 44 weeks, which includes the first 32 weeks of theoretical knowledge and communication skills training, while the remaining 12 weeks provide students an opportunity to apply acquired knowledge and learned techniques in practice through an internship.
ACS IT Professional Year Program: Course Structure

The ACS (IT) Professional Year course is a 44-week program with two stages:

Stage 1: Face-to-Face Classes

The first stage of the ACS IT Professional Year program consists of eight four week long subjects. It is designed to provide you with the knowledge and communication skills to successfully integrate into a Professional Australian workplace.

To help you work your study around your life commitments students are required to attend the Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, or Brisbane campus just one day a week for training. Find out more about the Professional Year subjects.

Stage 2: IT Professional Work Integrated Learning Placement (Internship)

For many of our students, this is the most exciting part of the Professional Year program, where you get to put your knowledge into practice and add all-important Australian IT experience to your resume. You will take part in a 12-week professional internship in the IT field organised by our specialist internship placements team. We work with 7,439 host companies across Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, and Brisbane, and tailor your placement to your training needs and career goals. View some of our IT Professional Year Internship opportunities.
ACS IT Professional Year Program – Entry Requirements

To be eligible for the ACS Professional Year in IT you must have:

  • Completed a recognised IT degree in Australia that provides a minimum of two years credit points. This must be completed over a minimum of 18 months
  • Obtained or applied for a Graduate (Temporary) Visa (subclass 485) with a minimum 12 months validity
  • From 1 June 2020, a current IELTS score of 6.0 overall and not less than 6.0 in any skill, or equivalent English test result
  • A valid passport
Exam Type Overall Score (min) Speaking(min) Reading(min) Writing(min) Listening(min)
IELTS 6 6 6 6 6
PTE 50-58 50-58 50-58 50-58 50-58

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